Round 4 of our best Super Bowl halftime bracket starts today
Lady Gaga performs during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. There were some surprises in this last round of voting -- mostly that Lady Gaga ousted the original Queen of Pop, Madonna, to make it to the semi-finals. While that rivalry was certainly huge, the other big one was Prince vs. Michael Jackson. Aerosmith beat Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars beat Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s electrifying 2020 performance. Now in the semi-finals, we have Prince vs. Aerosmith and Bruno Mars vs. Lady Gaga.
It’s Michael Jackson vs. Prince: Round 3 voting now open in our Super Bowl halftime bracket
Michael Jackson performs during halftime of a 52-17 Dallas Cowboys win over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII on January 31, 1993 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)Round 3 of our Super Bowl halftime performance bracket is here, and you’ve got some tough choices to make. We’ve seen some absolute legends not make it this far (we still can’t believe Bruce Springsteen didn’t make it past Round 1), and the choices are going to get even tougher as we go on. In this round, we’ll see match-ups between Katy Perry and Aerosmith, Bruno Mars against Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, Lady Gaga against Madonna, and quite possibly the toughest decision yet, Prince vs. Michael Jackson. With only two more rounds to go, the decisions are only going to get harder and harder.
Aerosmith's drummer wanted to play at the Grammys so he sued the band to do it
(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)The classic rock band Aerosmith will be performing at this weekend's Grammy Awards ceremony, but when they do, it will be without founding member Joey Kramer, their drummer of 50 years. Kramer, for his part, sued the six companies jointly owned by the five band members for breach of contract. "You're talking about an original member of the band that fans have come to love and expect to see on stage." "This makes Joey Kramer look bad," he said. "From a non-legal perspective, band infighting is always bad optics, and band members are well-served to keep any disputes between them out of the media," he said.cnbc.com
Aerosmith to Be Honored as 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year
The legendary rockers are set to be honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year during GRAMMY Week in January, the Recording Academy announced this week. "Aerosmith will be recognized for their considerable philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history," the Recording Academy and MusiCares said in a release. "MusiCares has been saving lives for 30 years," said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of MusiCares and the Recording Academy. "We are so honored to officially announce that we are the 2020 @MusiCares #PersonoftheYear!" GRAMMY Week culminates with the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26.